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" on msnbc. >>> a 21-year-old man is being held on charges of blotting to blow up the new york city headquarters of the federal reserve. now, prosecutors say he was inspired by osama bin laden and that he tried to recruit others from across the country. not realizing those recruits were undercover agents. wnbc's jonathan dientz has details. >> reporter: this is the face of quazi nafis and this was his alleged target, the federal reserve bank. he was arrested after he allegedly parked a van packed with what he thought was a thousand pounds of explosives trying to kill hundreds of innocent new yorkers during the morning rush. >> clearly had the intent of creating mayhem here. >> reporter: it was a sting operation and nafis was under intense surveillance for months by the agencies. the undercovers even provided some of the fake bomb parts. but they say it was nafis who picked his target, helped build the bomb and they only got on to him after he approached an informant about wanting to carry out a major attack. targeting america's economy is the most efficient way to draw the math of o
. i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> with just 18 days left in the campaign it may be the final time that president obama and former governor mitt romney can share a few laughs. they did just that last night, the two shook hands and smiled just 48 hours after that contentious debate. laying down their political swords so to speak to headline the most famous dining experience in politics. the al smith dinner in new york city, hosted by the catholic archdiocese. both men worked on one-liners as artfully as they sparred tuesday night, here just a few moments people will surely be talking about today. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening, because he'll laugh at anything. >> i feel really well rested after the long nap i had in the first debate. i particularly want to apologize to chris matthews. four years ago i gave him a thrill up his leg. this time around i gave him a stroke. >> as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet room, with everyone in white tie and finery, you have to wonder what he's thinking. so little time, s
are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin this morning with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason? passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during climb-out, rows, passenger seats row 12d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> well, the federal aviation administration said seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has now grounded eight 757s for reinspection. >>> to politics now where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of their three debates tomorrow night in denver. republicans are hoping it will be a game changer for their nominee. who right now trails the president in every battleground state. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with all the details. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. for both campaigns, this first
of major league baseball's most elite groups. good morning. i'm lynne berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we are going to begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates. what some are calling a polite war of words, they talked about education and health care. tracie potts is in denver for us covering all the details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, back up his ideas with details, taking on one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point was to make differences clear. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half, it's four years later. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut. we ask for $1 additional revenue. pay for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 million. >> math, common sense and history shows it's not a recipe of job growth. >> everything he said about my plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: medicare -- >> cutting from medicare
." msnbc's coverage of the vice presidential kdebate continues with my colleague, rachel maddow, coming up right now. >>> it was the most watched vice presidential debate in history. it was one of the most watched political debates ever. >> hey, can i call you joe? >> tonight in danville, kentucky, it's the rematch. sort of. vice presidential joe biden is back in blue. but in red tonight, it's the young congressman who wants to be known for his budget. >> i'm kind of a numbers guy. >> the poll numbers for romney and ryan soaring after the first presidential debate. democrats openly counting on joe biden tonight to stop that republican momentum. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is arrive. >> the 2012 vice presidential debate starts right now. >>> happy debate night, everybody. the best television series of 2011 was the republican primary debates. there were 1 million of them. they played to huge audiences week after week and never disappointed. now it is october 2012 and the most compelling thing on television anywhere in the country is once again the debates. only now there ar
'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we're going to begin this morning with high stakes debate. all eyes turned to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race. and a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll finds president obama is hold on to his national lead. but not by very much. 49% of likely voters favor the president. while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama which is within the survey's margin of error. but when it comes to a pool of registered voter, the president widens his lead over romney by 7 points, 51% to 44%. now a national survey says the nation is headed into the right direction. both candidates took a break from their debate prep on tuesday to make a few unscheduled stops. nbc's steve handelsman reports from denver. >> reporter: the pressure is intense. president obama took time out for a visit to hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. i've never seen it before. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito bowl. doug hudson, andrew lumpkin and chris conroy run bicycle companies in colorado
to stay with msnbc all day long for complete coverage of tonight's presidential debate with live reports from hofstra university in new york. >>> new this morning, major reform coming from cuba the government is easing travel restrictions, starting on january 13th. cubans will no longer be forced to acquire and present a complicated exit visa, a simple passport and visa from the country to which they are traveling is all that they'll need. >>> the u.s. supreme court has agreed to decide whether the state of arizona can demand proof of citizenship to registered vote in federal elections. the law is not in effect this november and the high court will hear the case early next year and is expected to render a decision by june. >>> here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america today. we are going to begin with a vicious beating. it was all caught on camera. new york police officers batter a homeless man for several minutes after he refused to leave a synagogue outreach center. community leaders and legislators are outraged. man had permission to be there. police o
berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tried to comfort one of the many victims. >> very difficult day. i know. we'll rebuild. we're tough. >> we're tough. >> not far away in seaside heights an incredible sight here. that's a roller coaster partially submerged in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding ca
are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin this morning with back to battle. the two presidential candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio. mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house. but for the first time, romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly, in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> president obama campaigned in wisconsin, sharply criticizing romney's statements during the debate on tax cuts, education, and outsourcing as misleading to the
for being with us. right now, msnbc's coverage of the presidential debate continues with my colleague, rachel maddow. >>> political common wisdom say debates don't move the needle. >> in my state, when people lose their jobs, there's a good chance i'll know them by their names. >> they may be compelling, they may be revealing, but supposedly they don't change the state of the race. so much for that. tonight, round two. obama versus romney. after round one shocked the race. >> what are the major differences between the two of you? >> romney got no lift from picking his running mate. romney got the opposite of a lift from his convention. romney got buried after the other side's convention. nothing was working, until that clear win in the first debate. >> i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. >> now, after the president's muddled first night, saving his best shots until the morning after. >> the fellow on the stage last night, who looked like mitt romney, said he did not know anything about that. >> after his vice president pulled no punches -- >> that's a bunch of malarkey. >> tonight in
'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> they will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income families by $4 million a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney w
prizes and chocolate? is connection. good morning. i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> joe biden and paul ryan went head-to-head in their only face-off. they clashed on almost two issues. who won? two polls gave two different views. one showed ryan 48% to 44% ahead. cbs news' flash poll gave biden the win with 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. for a look at some of the highlights, we go to steve handelsman at the debate sight in danville, kentucky. good morning. >> reporter: good morning from danville, kentucky where they differ sharply on practically all the big issues. these are smart, well informed politicians. paul rye yand and joe biden had reason to feel good last night. a long time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching, barack obama, too. the moderator from abc. they tangled on iran. >> they are closer to a nuclear weapon. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. you gonna go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> what about
to invest in detroit back then, only the federal government would. >>> and last night during msnbc's special debate coverage, senior obama adviser david axelrod explained to lawrence o'donnell why the president was determined to call out romney on his 47% comment. >> i think he was unwilling to accept governor romney's explanation that this long explication in front of a closed door audience on the 47% was some sort of misstatement. it clearly wasn't. it was statement of philosophy. it's a philosophy florida animates all of his policies and positions. and it is "discovery" danefuldl. so the president was determined to raise it, but it wasn't clear where in the debate it would come. >> the last word with lawrence o'donnell airs week nights at 10:00 p.m. only on msnbc. >>> with just five days to the third and final presidential debate in florida, today president obama travels first to iowa and then to what may be the deciding state of this entire election, of course that would be ohio. paul ryan will be in the buckeye state, as well. he will be joined by former secretary of state condi rice. r
"" as well as here on msnbc. >>> here's a look at other stories making news in america. we'll begin with new developments surrounding jesse jackson jr.'s battle with his bipolar disorder. the illinois congressman is said to be in a fragile state while still running for re-election. davis and rush visited him in his washington, d.c., home. they said he had surprising sharpness and they acknowledged he needed continued treatment. jackson is headed back to the mayo clinic for further in-patient care. >>> philadelphia firefighters were left scratching their head after a tire crashed through a home. it seemed the whole in the roof was caused by a tire from an airplane. the officials learned that it came from a truck which collided by a car on the expressway. >>> appalachian fin and finally divers received some inspiration from the election coming up. they carved out faces of mitt romney and barack obama. i think snoopy would like to stay out of politics for a while. now for a look for the day ahead, we turn to meteorologist bill karins with the weather forecast. good morning. >> good morning. >>
legal. we'll tell you where. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> well, the romney campaign could be waking up this morning to a brand new political he headache as yet another political candidate makes explosive comments over rain. it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdoch and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdoch said this -- >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in case of the life of the mother. i just struggled with it for myself a long time. i came to realize, life is a gift from god and i think when life begins in that horrible situation of rain that it is something that god intended to happen. >> after the debate murdoch told the news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> are you trying to suggest that somehow i think god ordained or pro-ore daend rain. i don't believe that. that's a sick and twisted -- no, no, that's not close to what i said. >> this all matters to the romney team because th
. october. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> right now, hurricane sandy looks to become a menace to folks along the east coast. it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain, even some snow to some areas. now, early this morning sandy slammed into cubas a strong category 2 hurricane, packing wind of 110 miles per hour. this storm is being blamed for two deaths so far. one in jamaica and one in haiti. so, nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking this powerful hurricane this morning. what can you tell us? >> unfortunately, the storm intensified and right now over santiago cuba got nailed in the unfortunate right quadrant at the eye of landfall. jamaica, 75% of the island does not have power and bands over hatedty will cause life threatening flash flooding through the morning hours. the bahamas during the day today will also take the brunt of this. up to category 2. a major hurricane when it made landfall last night in cuba ask moving to the north at 18 miles an hour, about 440 miles away from miami. the new forecast from the natio
'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> well, the romney campaign could be waking up this morning to a brand new political he headache as yet another political candidate makes explosive comments over rain. it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdoch and his opponents were out exciting plans available to anyone with medicare. pl nd i think when life begins in that horrible situatn of rain that it is something that god intended to happen. >> after the debate murdoch told the news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> are you trying to suggest that somehow i think god ordained or pro-ore daend rain. i don't believe that. that's a sick and twisted -- no, no, that's not close to what i said. >> this all matters to the romney team because the comments come just one day after the murdoch campaign began running a new ad featuring governor romney. >> there's so much at stake. i hope you'll join me in supporting richard murdoch for u.s. senate. >> late last night, the romney campaign issued a statement reading
have the cure on election day. joining me now is e.j. dionne, washington post columnist and msnbc contributor. thanks for being here, e.j. >> good to be with you. i'll try to remember what to say. >> well, i hope you do. romnesia sounds good to me. what do you think? >> well, two things. one, watching the president out there, he is so much better when it looks like he's enjoying himself and i always thought one of the problems at that first debate is he doesn't seem to be having fun. they finally found one word to capture what they have been trying to say the last few months because they kind of have given up on the flip-flop charge earlier to make the case that romney was really a right-wing candidate and they invested a lot of money showing people that and then at the first debate he completely transformed himself and ran as a kind of moderate and the conservatives were so worried that he was going to get absolutely clobbered that they were going to give him plenty of room to remake himself. today what you saw on the campaign trail is that the obama campaign found one word that
>>> and a good sunday afternoon to you, you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. just two days until the next presidential debate, 23 days until voters around this country go to the polls, to pick the next president and that's also when voters in more than three dozen states will vote on some 174 ballot propositions. coming up, how will those potential wedge issues impact the top of the ticket. we'll talk about it. but we want to start with breaking news, former senator arlen specter of pennsylvania, a figure on the national political stage for some 30 years is dead at 82. the cause? complications from nonhodgkins lymphoma. he was known for, among other things, his influential presence on the senate judiciary committee, his reputation as a centrist and the late-party switch from a republican to a democrat. president obama released a statement saying arlen specter was always a fighter, from his days stamping out corruption as a prosecutor in philadelphia, to his three decades of service in the senate. arlen was fiercely independent, never putting party or ideology ahead of
>>> good afternoon. i'm milissa rehberger and this is msnbc, the place for politics. we are just one month until election day, november 6th, and just five days until the vice presidential debate. coming up, we'll take a look at what the number twos are doing to prepare for that. and will the new lower unemployment number usher the president into a second term? we'll talk to the obama campaign's vice chair, jan schakowsky. >>> topping our political headlines, mitt romney is out with a new podcast this afternoon, in which he attacks president obama over his debate performance. >> president obama could not defend his record. he offered no new ideas for how to fix the economy. i welcome the chance to share my vision for renewed prosperity and opportunity and i think it compared quite favorably to president obama's policy for big, trickle-down government. >> this past hour, mitt romney's son, josh, met with reporters in the swing state of virginia. it's part of a day-long effort the campaign is calling super saturday, with volunteers going door to door in battleground states. presiden
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is chris hayes, host of "up with chris hayes" here on msnbc and author of the book "twilight of the elites" and krystal ball, co-host of "the cycle" also on msnbc. thank you both for being here. >> thanks, reverend. >> chris, let me start with you. does vice president biden need to point to the values of fairness in the ryan plan and now the romney/ryan plan? >> yeah. i think one of the things that was so remarkable and frustrating about the performance in the presidential debate was that romney seemed to essentially disown anything that he had previously advocated that was now unpopular. he pulled this remarkable u-turn. paul ryan -- it's going to be much harder for him to do that. he wrote the ryan plan. >> right. >> he can't run away from the plan that bears his name, the plan that bears his name that would voucherize medicare. so i think the key is for joe biden to take the modern republican party, particularly the modern republican house caucus and hang it around the neck of paul ryan. >> well, ryan wrote the budget, as you said, and ryan is named after -- and he is the one that made
're watching msnbc, the place for politics. 24 days now until election day, three days until the next presidential debate, and this is why mitt romney and paul ryan are spending so much time in the buckeye state. 51%, 45%. they are both there today. we're going to listen to mitt romney live in just a moment. topping our political headlines, though, within the hour, president obama is scheduled to land in newport, virginia, he's on his way to williamsburg where he's preparing for tuesday. he used the radio and internet address to focus on the economy, touting the impact of the bailout. >> to let detroit go bankrupt. i bet on american work and ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big kwa. today auto sales are higher thain even about been in three years. gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. we've created a quart ore of a a million new jobs right here in america. >> mitt romney holding a rally in ohio. this hour. it's about to get under way. in fact, we're going get a live update from the campaign trail in just a moment. in their weekly address, republic
that's "hardball" tonight. thanks for being with us. stay tuned to msnbc all night for our coverage of the first great presidential debate here at the university of denver. it begins right now with my colleague, rachel maddow. >>> four years ago, there was no incumbent in the presidential debates. >> if you want to run against president bush, he should have ran four years ago. >> four years ago, barack obama and john mccain faced off in a first debate that was nearly canceled when the republican suspended his campaign because of the meltdown on wall street. the day of their second debate, the stock market dropped 500 points. >> now the troubles are spreading. the market took another dive today, and there are some big names now involved. >> reporter: the day of the third debate, the stock market dropped over 300 points. >> fear that the country could be entering in one of the most serious recessions in decades, led by wall street's 700-point sell-off. >> now four years later, the president who faced john mccain in those debates and beat him faces his new republican challenger for the
. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliff-hanger with the candidates now dead even. chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 tie among likelies, it means republicans are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote. the biggest red flag for obama, 62% say they want major changes if he's re-elected. romney's biggest red flag, by 44-43, he is still personally viewed more negatively than positively. >> that was nbc's chuck todd reporting there. after a violent weekend in the middle east, tonight's third and final presidential debate topic
de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island, clearing the way for help from fema. let's get right to bill karins who has the latest forecast. what do you have? >> the storm has strengthened instead of 75 so that's very impressive that this storm continues to lower its pressure, even going over the cooler waters now and it's only about 386 miles away from new york city. it's actually moving at a pretty decent clip at 15 miles per hour so it's going to move in in a hurry. a lot of people are waking up looking outside. maybe it's not raining where you are and not that breezy as when you went t
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